One day salt or pepper mill woodturning course one to one.



About Me My wood turning work has mainly consisted of staircase associated work and general architectural work (e.g. newel posts & spindles), but I have a developed a passion for craft turning in varied forms over the last couple of years. I want to pass on this knowledge and help others to develop their own wood turning skills. I am very happy to support all ages and levels of ability wherever I can. I have a purpose built workshop fully equipped with two well-equipped professional lathes, a range of sharpening equipment, health & safety equipment and I have the capacity to work from log to bowl (there’s a wood burner in case it gets cold). The Course This course has been specifically developed to enable the complete novice to turn a unique spice mill (using a crushmill mechanism) with a little help from myself. For example, the pepper mills pictured were created in one day. Steps for the day: Introduction to machinery and health & safety Select wood and design shape Rough out shape Drilling body Refine shape turning Polishing and assembly This process is achievable within the day for most people, and I’ll provide extra help if needed. Most of the woods used are locally sourced from fallen or unwanted trees. Details A full day will usually run from 10:00 – 16:00 but the day is flexible. This course is one to one but if you would like to come with one other person please book my other course aimed at two people (see 'more from this course organiser' below). Please note, dress in suitable clothing and footwear for a day in the workshop. I normally run the courses on Thursdays and Fridays when I'm available but I'm flexible to fit in with people's individual needs, please contact me with dates that suit you.

What's included in the price?

All tuition, use of tools and required materials. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Bring a pack lunch.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
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1 Spinney Rise, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 3DY